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Product Development Manager

Eden Scott Ltd
Loanhead, Scotland (Edinburgh, Central Scotland, Midlothian)
£competitive + Package
Closing date
2 Dec 2020

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Production, Technical
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Job Details

Eden Scott is delighted to be retained by Macsween of Edinburgh to recruit an experienced Product Development Manager based at their facility in Loanhead.

Macsween of Edinburgh makes and sells the UK's most loved, award-winning meat and vegan Haggis, and Black Pudding and are recognised as Brand leaders. Founded in 1953, Macsween is a well-established company that is passionate about making great-tasting, innovative food ethically and sustainably.

Their Award-winning produce is handcrafted using only the finest ingredients combined with unique family recipes.

These principles are the foundations of MacSween’s culture, producing handmade batches enables them to preserve their craft, maintain provenance and quality for which their food is famous worldwide. Their range of food is wonderfully versatile – ideal for all eating occasions throughout the year and no Burns celebration would be complete without a Macsween haggis.

Not only renowned for Haggis they also invented the world's first vegetarian Haggis, and their Black Pudding is admired as well! Macsween has continued to build on its reputation as a fine butcher and developed a wide array of chilled & frozen products.

Reporting to the Managing Director you will be pivotal in executing tasks associated with Agile project management and product development.

Main Accountabilities:

  • Management of both NPD and EPD through the entire gate process.
  • Label generations, declarations, shelf life and micro protocols
  • Writing raw material and product specifications.
  • Product and process development and owning NPD projects from concept to shelf.
  • Generation of accurate product costs with support from finance
  • Existing product value engineering


  • Previous NPD experience within food manufacturing (preferably, chilled / frozen high risk multi-component)
  • Ability to self-direct and a natural completer/finisher
  • IT literate
  • Food Hygiene Certificate
  • Excellent attention to detail with strong communication skills
  • Highly motivate and ability to work across teams.
  • Previous project management experience (Prince or Agile)
  • Previous experience of working with design agencies and global markets would be advantageous

Application Process:

To apply or If you are interested in having an informal discussion or to find out more please send a copy of your CV to

Please note all third party, direct and speculative applications / CVs will be forwarded to Eden Scott for consideration.


Eden Scott is a specialist UK food and drink industry recruiter.

We offer cost effective and high quality recruitment solutions to both candidates and clients within the food & drink industry.

Our clients range from start-ups to multi-national corporations throughout the UK and overseas.

We have an excellent track record of attracting talent from within the UK, Europe and overseas.

Whether you are looking to employ staff on a permanent, temporary or contract basis, please get in touch.

Our services include:

• Advertising design and placement

• Access to a large database of high quality, food and drink candidates

• Management of the full recruitment process

• Support of final interviews and selection

• Executive search campaigns

• Digital marketing

• Assessment centres including Psychometric testing

Find Us
0131 550 1100
26 St Andrew Square
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